and kids to attack our troops.
The four Marines were killed in two separate explosions near the town of Sangin. Lance Corporal Fellows died in the first blast after a patrol triggered a booby-trap bomb; one hour later, a second patrol, which had been called to help, was hit by a bomb concealed in a wheelbarrow being pushed by a 13-year-old boy.
The bomb was hidden under newspapers and detonated remotely, killing the three other Marines. A senior officer said the boy had approached the patrol with a ‘broad smile on his face’.
‘We do not know if he even knew he was a suicide bomber – whether it was a smile of innocence or malice,’ he said.
Yes, they're Brits, and I did say 'our troops'; they're over there with us.
The rest of the article focuses on PM Brown playing Churchill; I'll let someone else speak to that:
But the comparison to Winston Churchill prompted a ferocious response from Tory MP Nicholas Soames, Churchill’s grandson.
‘He is not fit to lick my grandfather’s boots,’ said Mr Soames. ‘One is a party hack and the other is our greatest-ever national leader.
‘My grandfather led a charge at the Battle of Omdurman; Brown didn’t even have the courage to call a General Election.’
That's got to smart, just a bit.